Project addresses gender stereotypes, sexism in Senegal’s online media

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03 Jul 2024 Project addresses gender stereotypes, sexism in Senegal’s online media WACC is partnering with the organization Communautés Africaines to enhance the gender sensitivity of web journalists in Senegal and advance positive, non-sexist portrayals of women in digital news media, including better representation of women in reporting of gender-based violence (GBV). Women are under-represented in online media content in… Read more »

“Just Digital” course launched to help ecumenical users navigate wisely online

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02 Jul 2024 “Just Digital” course launched to help ecumenical users navigate wisely online Ecumenical partners today are launching “Big Issues in Small Bytes,” the first module of “Just Digital,” a fun, self-directed online course aiming to help individuals and groups navigate wisely online and advocate effectively. The e-learning course has been created by the World Association for Christian Communication… Read more »

Digitalization should carry a planetary health warning

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01 Jul 2024 Digitalization should carry a planetary health warning Posted at 08:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley A large part of the world can no longer function without data centres. These are the networked computing and storage facilities that enable the delivery of software applications and data. They are vital to the daily functioning of governments, societies, and users… Read more »

It doesn’t have to be hate speech to harm

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17 Jun 2024 It doesn’t have to be hate speech to harm June 18 is the International Day for Countering Hate Speech and June 20 is World Refugee Day. With migrants and refugees often targeted by hate, it can be natural – and even useful – to mark the days together. Certainly WACC Europe, after their 2017 media monitoring of… Read more »

“You Are Not Alone” project meets communication, information needs of migrants in Asia Pacific

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14 Jun 2024 “You Are Not Alone” project meets communication, information needs of migrants in Asia Pacific WACC has launched the “You Are Not Alone” project in partnership with the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and co-funder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to empower migrants in the region at risk of human trafficking and exploitation to advance… Read more »

WACC’s Annual Report 2023 spotlights work for communication justice for all

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WACC’s Annual Report 2023 “Communication Justice for All” showcases the organization’s collective work last year to speak up for and advance just, inclusive, and community-led communication worldwide. “WACC believes in communication that builds and shapes community, enhances participation, and promotes freedom. Communication that demands accountability, builds connectedness, affirms justice, and challenges injustice. Speaking up is, therefore, a duty,” says General… Read more »

Latest Media Development looks under the hood of the term “communication rights”

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What do we mean by “communication rights”? In the most recent Media Development, contributors unpack their understanding of the term and in doing so underline the necessity of a rights-based approach to communication, regardless of the language used. “‘Communication rights’ … expands freedom of opinion and expression to claim spaces and resources in the public sphere that enable everyone to… Read more »

Community media essential to protecting the Amazon, concludes new WACC publication

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A new WACC-supported study underlines the centrality of community radio to bridge communication and information gaps that hinder local communities in the Amazon from actively participating in forming environmental policy. The publication, “Voces de la Amazonia: Diagnóstico Ambiental – Comunicacional de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana, Brasileña y Colombiana” (Voices of the Amazon: An assessment of communication and environmental needs of the… Read more »

WSIS+20 Forum session outlines recommendations for gender-just digital governance

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A New Gender Deal should be included as part of the outcomes of the 20-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+20) if our digital future is to be an inclusive and empowering one for women and girls, panelists stressed at a session at the recent WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event in Geneva. Under the theme ”Gender Equality… Read more »

WSIS+20 in 2025: A not-to-be-missed opportunity to guarantee a new democratic global digital governance framework

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Participants at the session on “Gender Equality and Inclusion in our Digital Future: A new gender deal for WSIS+20” – organised by WACC and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) – called on the UN system, governments, media and digital communication companies, and civil society movements to support the inclusion of a new gender deal in the digital… Read more »